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Lady Tigers drop second region game
A Richmond Hill softball player slides into second while Bradwells Shania Eldridge waits for the throw Tuesday in Hinesville. - photo by Patty Leon

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.
The visiting Lady Wildcats had a 3-0 lead as the Lady Tigers took their at-bat in the bottom of the second inning. Seniors Jakaria Fleming, Miracle Fata and Kaylee Taylor loaded the bases for the Lady Tigers, but none came home to score.
“It was great to see all three seniors on base today … I was hoping we get a nice hit out to the green and bring all three seniors home … it didn’t happen,” Lady Tiger softball coach Sharyl Eastlake said. “But I think we performed well against Richmond Hill … they are an awesome team. They have great pitching and they have awesome defense.” 

The Lady Wildcats scored one run in the third to go up 4-0.
In the fourth inning, Lady Wildcat Katie Petty scored a run off a Lady Tiger error. Late in the inning, Richmond Hill’s Izzy Marsh smashed in a three-run home run to make the score 8-0.
Richmond Hill added another run in the fifth and shut down the Lady Tigers to win by the run rule.
At the plate for Bradwell, Shania Eldridge was 2 for 3, Mackenzie Stewart was 1 for 3
and Jakaria Fleming was 1 for 1.
Stewart pitched five innings, giving up six hits, nine runs — three earned — five walks and one strikeout.
The Lady Tigers made three errors, but also made some great infield catches and converted a double play at the top of the fifth inning.
“I think they were outstanding. They didn’t give up,” Bradwell assistant coach Jeffrey Eastlake said. “They did make some mistakes, but they had short-term memory and they didn’t carry it over to the next play … the only thing we had a problem with was timely hitting … we got people on base; we just couldn’t get that hit.”
For the Wildcats, Marsh finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Petty finished 1 for 2 with two RBIs for the Wildcats. Liz Wallace was 2 for 3 with one RBI, and Ally Crum was 1 for 3 with one RBI.
The Wildcats are 6-5 overall and 1-0 in the region.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled to play Thursday at South Effingham in another region contest. Results were unavailable at press time.
Richmond Hill was scheduled to play at Southeast Bulloch on Wednesday and host a doubleheader Thursday against Statesboro and Colquitt County.

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